Pistols, machetes and tasers among a disturbing array of weapons seized from a unit
- WA Police find cache of illegal weapons in unit
- They were called when a man threatened the buyers.
A cache of weapons was seized from a unit after police followed up on reports of a man threatening shoppers with a taser two weeks ago.
Police received reports of a man threatening shoppers with a taser at the Karrinyup shopping center in north Perth on March 1.
Officers were called to the scene, but the man had fled before they arrived.
Two weeks later, police raided a unit on Bridgewater Crescent, in the same suburb as the mall.
They allegedly discovered 19 weapons, including machetes, axes, pistols, large hunting knives, tasers, and ammunition.
Police seized a terrifying cache of illegal weapons from a suburban unit after a man allegedly threatened shoppers with a taser earlier that afternoon.
Scarborough Police Sergeant Major Haydn Farrow believes the officer’s quick work in carrying out the raid may have prevented further crime.
Sergeant Major Haydn Farrow of Scarborough Police called the discovery “worrying”.
“It’s really concerning that this number of weapons have been found at a residential address,” he said.
“By seizing those weapons, we have potentially prevented more serious crime.”
Gel guns, similar to weapons used in paintball skirmishes, were also allegedly seized in the raid.
They are prohibited weapons in WA and possession of a single weapon can carry a maximum penalty of up to 3 years in prison and/or a $36,000 fine.
Scarborough Police charged a 41-year-old Karrinyup man with 22 offences, including 10 counts of possession of a prohibited weapon and 11 counts of possession of a controlled weapon.
He was also accused of being armed in a way that could cause fear.
The man will appear before Perth Magistrates Court on Tuesday 28 March.
Police also arrested a 63-year-old woman in the unit who was allegedly behaving aggressively towards police.
She was charged with obstructing the police and failing to provide five personal details.
Perth Magistrates Court on Friday 24th March.
Among the 19 weapons seized was a terrifying selection of daggers, axes and hunting knives.
One of 19 weapons seized in the raid by WA Police. A 41-year-old man was charged with 22 weapons offenses